Archives for December 2017

2017 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for the Literary Traveler in Your Life

By Melissa Sagendorph,  We hope that you all have an amazing holiday season. Oh but you would like a gift […]

Katie Steinharter – My Personal Legend

There is a quote I learned while living in Australia: “Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, […]

Chilling Out with Charles Dickens

It’s the borough of Richmond-upon-Thames, in southwest London, and it’s still a place for leisure and pleasure today. Walking round places in the borough associated with the author, it’s easy to imagine Dickens enjoying himself here.

The Real Story Behind Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

By Paul Millward, “A Merry Christmas, uncle! God save you!” says Fred to Scrooge in the opening pages of A […]

Christmas by the Book: Literature to Make Your Heart Grow Three Sizes

By Amanda Festa Some of my favorite memories of childhood are of the holiday season.  Sparkling twinkle lights decorating houses, […]

Who Wrote ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas? A Literary Debate

by Jennifer Ciotta Immersed in the Christmas season and living in New York, I’ve engaged in the typical Big Apple […]

Dickens’ A Christmas Carol: Interview with Performer Mike Randall

By Carly Cassano Did you know Charles Dickens traveled throughout Europe and the Americas performing an edited version of his […]

Becoming Dostoyevsky in St. Petersburg, Russia

Dostoyevsky was fond of crossroads, where stories are found in the foot traffic. Though he never owned or stayed longer than three years in any one apartment, he usually lived at crossroads.